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Smart Home Devices


Has anyone installed any smart home devices in their RV?  Lights, plugs, Amazon Echo or Google Home?  



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I don't use anything but my Win/10 computer and my Smartphone! Technology has to let me have some control of my own living, LOL!
Really it makes me wonder when I ask the newer generation a geography question and they have to get on the Wilkipedia application to get the answer!

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we have not, but know many who do. It really depends on how large an internet bill you are willing to have. Most RV lights are 12 volt DC and the modules for smart homes are 120 volt AC, so do not expect to control your lights with it. (We do not have any 120 volt lights).

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bjoyce wrote:

we have not, but know many who do. It really depends on how large an internet bill you are willing to have. Most RV lights are 12 volt DC and the modules for smart homes are 120 volt AC, so do not expect to control your lights with it. (We do not have any 120 volt lights).


 Sounds like an addressable market segment.  Similar low voltage applications already exist. They could be adapted to RVs IMHO.



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In reference to 120 volt lights, we have only one.  We replaced our original equipment ceiling fan with a Hunter fan several years ago.  That fan came with a light kit but without a cap should I wanted to leave off the lights.  Thus, we have a light kit on our fan, and on occasion, it does come in handy.

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My husband is willing to install Amazon Echo but we are looking for more information about its use and other features for RV owners nowadays.

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As others have said, we have no 120 lights. We do, however, have an Amazon Echo. We use it to occasionally stream music (we have unlimited data on our MiFi hotspot) but, most often, to play brown noise at night when there are noises outside we don't like.

Rob

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I have always considered the Internet, and any device connected to it, to be 100% insecure at all times. I act accordingly. Nearly any device can be hacked, regardless of what the manufacturer claims. Your coach, your life, your privacy.

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arcaguy wrote:

I have always considered the Internet, and any device connected to it, to be 100% insecure at all times. I act accordingly. Nearly any device can be hacked, regardless of what the manufacturer claims. Your coach, your life, your privacy.


 I agree.  Jo worked in the IT industry for years and years.  As for such things as Siri, Alexa, and all other "smart" devices, we use none of them.  There is even news now that people in the tech industry (Google, Apple, etc.) have been listening in on what such devices are hearing.  There is even speculation now that they can integrate algorithms to recognize certain words that they hear from their owners and record and store such comments.

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Just don't ever answer your phone with: Yes; Yeah; OK; etc. It gives scammers the opportunity to send you a bill!

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FWIW ... if caller ID doesn't give me someone in my contact list ... I send every call to voicemail. Then I review to determine if I want to talk to them. I've recently been asked to contact a certain phone number to renegotiate my student loans. Interesting in as much as I have NEVER had student loans. This particular call uses a very realistic voice. Some of them are comical, but this one sounds pretty legit.


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